Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Love is Patient

I recently finished reading The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick. I wanted to record a couple of quotes that stood out to me.

"As sure as a lack of patience will turn your home into a war zone, the practice of patience will foster peace and quiet."
(page 2, Kindle Edition)

"Patience avoids a problem; kindness creates a blessing. One is preventive, the other proactive."
(page 6, Kindle Edition)

"Love thinks. It’s not a mindless feeling that rides on waves of emotion and falls asleep mentally. It keeps busy in thought, knowing that loving thoughts precede loving actions."
(page 16, Kindle Edition)

"Love thinks before speaking. It filters words through a grid of truth and kindness."
(page 18, Kindle Edition)

"Love chooses to believe the best about people. It gives them the benefit of the doubt. It refuses to fill in the unknowns with negative assumptions."
(page 33, Kindle Edition)

"Instead of treating your wife or husband like an enemy or someone to be guarded against, start by treating them as your closest, most honored friend. Give their words full weight."
(page 58, Kindle Edition)

"To accept this person— quirks and all— and to welcome him or her back into your heart."
(page 67, Kindle Edition)

"Love treats its beloved as special and sacred even when an ungrateful attitude is all it gets in return."
(page 73, Kindle Edition)

"Begin praying today for your spouse’s heart."
(page 79, Kindle Edition)

"The reality of intimacy always takes time to develop, especially after being compromised. But it is worth the endless treasures found beneath its guarded lock. Your loving commitment to reestablishing it may be the key to opening it— for anyone willing to take the dare."
(page 83, Kindle Edition)

"He 'is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us' (Ephesians 3: 20)."
(page 93, Kindle Edition)

"You can love even when you’re not loved in return. You can see all their flaws and imperfections and still choose to love."
(page 98, Kindle Edition)

"You know it when the thought of their name or the sight of their face, rather than causing your blood to boil, causes you to feel sorry for them instead, to genuinely hope they get this turned around."
(page 123, Kindle Edition)

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